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    Are brakes interchangeable?

    Can the brake units be changed on a binding's heel piece or are they all integrated into the heel piece? I'm contemplating getting a pair of new skis but I'd like to retain my current PX 12 Dynastar binding. This is just a rebrand of a Look binding like the Look SPX 12. My current ski is 80mm...
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    Revelstoke lodging recommendations/reviews

    I'm seriously thinking about a trip to Revelstoke. I'd like to get some suggestions on where to stay. I just came back from a trip to Banff and I sooo want to get back to Canadian Rockies, especially to BC, Revy, being high on my wish list. I'm still groovn' on Sunshine and Lake Louise (yeah...
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    Crowd factor Sunday River on Saturdays - advice please

    How crowded does it get at Sunday River on a Saturday? I’m actually more concerned about trails being scrapped down to ice by noon, which is what typically happens at any NH, VT ski resort on any given weekend but I’m hoping that this is less of an issue at SR, perhpas? Their snow making is...
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    Sunapee 2/13/19

    Sunapee 2/13/19, Wednesday Overall, super day. Good cover of fresh snow everywhere. We got there by noon, so no fresh lines, although it was not crowded. Here and there you could feel some ice underneath but overall, it was silky, chopped up powder. I expected the snow to be heavier, but it was...
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    Earning turns at Cannon after they close

    Has anyone here hiked up Cannon's slopes after they officially closed for the season? Does management have any issues with that? I get the feeling that there still be some fine cover and corn to be skied after they close (4/15??). I may be tempted to do that if the weather stays cool past their...
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    Sunapee 3/16/18

    Sunapee - Friday 3/16/18 Took the Friday off hoping for no-crowds skiing in great mid-winter conditions. The hopes came through. What a contrast to my last visit there this past Sunday (broken lift - huge crowds). Despite a lot of cars in the lots, almost empty slopes, and essentially ski-on at...
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    Boot liner lube ?

    Any recommendations for a lubricant to help with stuffing boot liners back into the shell ? I'm the de facto care taker of my family's ski equipment, including boots, of course. Some of our boots have liners that come out and go back in really easy, like the Intuition liner for Full Tilt boots...
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    Sunapee's Sunbowl fiasko - Sunday 3/11

    Sunapee 3/11 Today would have been a pretty stellar day at Sunapee if it weren't for the breakdown of their Sunbowl Express Quad. The Sunbowl lift usually carries a substantial load of the mountain's traffic, so not being in service today really put a damper on the day. Arrived at about 10:15...
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    Cannon 12/21/17

    12/21/17 Cannon: Overall, very good to excellent snow on top of the mountain. Middle, not bad. Anything off Zoomer lift - rather crappy, harsh, frozen hardpack. It was possible to get enough edge in to stay in control, but just not fun. Even the corduroy was frozen solid and cutting across it...
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    Worth going to Cannon tomorrow (Sat) ?

    I'm contemplating driving up to Cannon tomorrow (Sat, 12/2). They have it opened from the top - Tramway, Upper Cannon so getting the experience of skiing the full vertical is possible, but the coverage is limited. I'm not sure how busy it gets early in the season. With limited trails, it can get...
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    Sunapee 3/18/17 report

    Super day - sunny, temps in low 20's in the morning, very light wind, warmer in the afternoon. Full sunshine all day with great visibility. Snow: mostly packed powder, with a few slick spots showing up in mid afternoon due to ski/rider traffic. It was a delight to set your edges and rip deep...
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    Help with Full Tilt boots - how to stop the leaks?

    Any Full Tilt boot users here? I need some advice. This is my first full season in them and I like them a lot - good, tight fit which gives me lots of control, the flex is where I like it to be, they are comfortable and light and warm, for the most part, but these suckers LEAK big time. My feet...
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    Where to ski tomorrow (Sat, 1/28): Cannon or Sunapee?

    Any speculations as to what to expect tomorrow at Cannon? Last 3 times I went, it was just a lot of ice or super hard pack and and I really detest skiing on such surface. I can, but it's just not fun for me. My other choice is Sunapee which usually has better surface prep but it gets to be a...
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    Cannon, Friday 12/30/2016

    Cannon, 12/30/16 What a ZOO!!! This must have been the busiest that I've ever seen here. I arrived by 8:30 and was lucky to find a few remaining parking spots in the Peabody lot. As we walked up, the line to get tickets would have frighted me away right there had it not been for the fact that I...
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    Cannon 12/23/16

    Date: 12/23/16 Resort: Cannon Mt Conditions: Primarily icy. Some powder on the edges, in moguls, but a lot of really hard packed, icy cover. Report: Just came back from my first day out. Actually 1/2 day. Started at noon, lasted until 3 PM. Legs were definitely not up to the challenge, but...
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    Process of buying a Mountian Bike - thoughs and questions

    As I just posted in another thread, I just bought a new MTB, Ghost Kato X 6 https://www.rei.com/product/897213/ghost-kato-x-6-275-bike-2016 I'm 5'6" and as such I faced a difficult choice when it came to the bike size. My two "old" bikes are medium size, 17.5" and 17" Gary Fisher and...
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    Cannon 3/9/16

    Cannon 3/9/16 Conditions: wet ice,, some harder wet ice, firm, loose mashed potatoes, wet snow Took the day offbecause I promised my older son a ski day. I was sensing that this may be one of my last ones. Coverage on trails that had man made cover was good but it's going fast. The surface was...
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    Help with choosing a new mtb

    I decided to step up from my 2007 Specialized Rockhopper but the choices are overwhelming, so I'd like some help with getting a new bike. I'm not looking to get a used one. I narrowed things down by defining my budget first. I'm willing to spend about about $ 1500 - $ 1,800. Since my primary...
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    Sunapee 3/6/16

    Sunappe 3/6 Conditions: Icy, fast, loose snow/dust on boiler plate. The description of conditions is a fair summary but does need to be said that there sections on just about every trail where it was possible to get the edges in and carve some nice turns in addition to just slide and...
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    Sugarloaf 2/13/2016

    Sugarloaf 2/13/2016 Summary: Great conditions, no lines, awesome day. The weather people must scared the public again with all those reports of "brutal cold". OK, so it was not balmy today and face masks, good layers and a warming break were necessary. Best part: wind was not an issue and no...
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